Marko and I are spending the next two days together at a little offsite retreat in Carlsbad.
Believe it or not, it’s taken about 6 months to get this on the calendar. We’ve needed to do it but just been too busy. Heck, we’re not in the same place for 2 days very often without a heavy to do list. So it’s not been for lack of need or desire. It just took this long.
It’s 2-days to not work on day-to-day stuff. We meet fairly regularly to do that. Those are “who’s got what” meetings. They are high function and typically looking at things that are happening right now.
This is what I’m calling the Phase 3 meeting.
Today is the early bird deadline for The Summit. After today the price goes up by a whopping $20. But hey, $20 is $20.
$20 is easy to blow, isn’t it? I’ve always had this mental image that I can hold a $20 bill and not spend it. But as soon as I break that $20 bill it just evaporates.
With that in mind I thought it’d be fun to think about awesome things you could do with $20. Whether that’s $20 saved on The Summit registration or $20 earned while babysitting your next door neighbors pet tarantula.
Awesome Things to Do With $20
Lately, I’ve been buried in the design and production of three brand new books from The Youth Cartel. This pushes our active catalog to 8 titles and we’ve got a lot more really exciting things coming pretty soon.
Practically speaking, that means that I’ve been heavily involved in designing covers, layout, setting them up to sell, and actually getting them printed and in stock.
Adam and Morgan Schmidt at the Inhabit Conference
This year I’ve ramped up the amount of speaking, training, and consulting that I’m doing with organizations, churches, and individuals.
Not to sound cheesy– but it’s fun seeing how God mashes up my skills and passions to help people practically.
And not to sound self-promotional– but this is my blog and I don’t know any other way to do it.
Here are some examples of what I’ve been doing or have cooking.
Let’s hang out at the Campference.
Yes, there will be skeet shooting.
Middle school pastors and shotguns. A perfect combo.
Open is a series of open-source styled events that we do at The Youth Cartel. We shamelessly favor regional trainers, basically turning the normal youth ministry training event upside down. No one gets paid, all of the speakers notes (sometimes audio) are shared on the website, the process for becoming a speaker is open, and we even post the budget online.
What is it?
Lots of news from The Summit this morning.
After months of work I’m itching for some feedback. What do you think about any one of those four items above?